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WFSU Summer Challenge

Houston, we have a problem…our 2019 Summer Challenge is coming to a close! The deadline to submit your checklist and receive prizes is August 10th.

Please submit your checklists (both sides, via scan or image) to hpower@fsu.edu, or bring them by the WFSU Public Media station at 1600 Red Barber Plaza. You can also mail them to us!

We’ll be in touch about ways you will receive your certificates and prizes in the coming days, and we hope you’ll keep in touch throughout the school year!

This year, thanks to our sponsors, Alert Today Florida, our free summer learning initiative is all about space!

What is the Summer Challenge?
For six consecutive years WFSU Public Media has created a brand-new summer learning experience for north Florida families that allows them to create their own educational adventures during their break from school! The theme changes every year, and while the Checklist and Passports help provide inspiration for things to do, busy families have the flexibility to pick and choose what they do, and when they do it – all the while exploring free community resources and trusted PBS KIDS content.

How does the Checklist work?
Think of it as a self-paced scavenger hunt! Explore new PBS KIDS apps, complete engineering challenges and science experiments, read books and add them to your PBS KIDS Reading Chart to earn points, sign your name to PROMISE that you’re being truthful, and then email / send it in by the deadline (July 31) to receive an invitation to our annual Summer Challenge Wrap-Up party!

What’s the Passport to Adventure?
Along with a Checklist, you’ll receive the Community Classroom Consortium’s annual Passport to Adventure. This year’s Passport focuses on exploring science and outer space, and is also available at all public library branches as well as several other community locations. For each stamp you receive in your passport for visiting a neighbor organization — either in-person or virtually — you’ll get points on your Summer Challenge Official Checklist, making you eligible for more goodies at the end of the summer! The community locations featured in this year’s passport will have staff on-hand to “stamp” or sign their page for you.

When You’re Done
At the end of your summer of adventure, you’ll submit your Checklist to WFSU (via email  [hpower@fsu.edu] or snail mail – attn: Hannah Power, WFSU Public Media, 1600 Red Barber Plaza, 32310). We will tally up your points and then reward your dedication to fighting the summer slump by awarding certificates and giving out prizes!

This project demonstrates how WFSU/PBS KIDS and Tallahassee community partners join forces to keep you and your family engaging in informal, educational programming throughout the summer months.

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